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“Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?” airs July 22

“History Detectives Special Investigations” reviews recently declassified FBI files of Jimmy Hoffa’s last days for the season finale of the PBS show.

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Perfect size is oversize: Reader’s 2014 Kenworth

Shawn Hoefer, who works in licensing and permits for oversize hauler Combined Carriers Co., says the company’s 2014 Kenworths carry “everything big and heavy.”

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Walcott wrap-up: 44,000 attended show; list of winners from Super Truck competition

The Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted more than 44,000 attendees last week at its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the truck stop announced. Here are some photos from the event and the list of winners from its Super Truck competition.

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55 drivers nominated for 2014 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

A record 55 nominations were received this year for the Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award. Here are the nominees and the prizes up for grabs.

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Going independent on TV: Todd and Tamera Sturgis

Overdrive's 2013 Most Beautiful top-ten finisher Jessica Samko is likewise a featured hauler in this year's Shipping Wars season on A&E.

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Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

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Louisiana sued over truck stop’s exemption to keep Tony the Tiger

The author of the Louisiana’s 2006 law prohibiting private ownership of big cats is suing the state over a new law that will allow Tony the Tiger to remain at his truck stop home.

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Poetry in photo captions? Yes, dump trailers too

We asked -- "What's with these two shiny trailer rears?" -- you told. The best among photo captions for a reader-submitted photo of some finely-polished dump trailers.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

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Missing a day is out of the question

In which Wendy gets a direct hit by a sudden-onset migraine -- or is it the sandworm gnawing at her brain again?... "People don't seem to understand that long haul truckers can't miss “just a day” of work. They miss an entire trip..."

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